Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How To Be An Artist.

Once upon a time someone shared this with me. Obviously there isn’t any sort of concrete guideline on becoming an artist. Honestly I don’t feel that this should be limited to just artist or people that wish to be creative. I feel that following the activities listed here will open the door for creativity but will also open the doors to fun and spontaneity in everyday life. a lot of these, if followed may also just lead to being a better person. Try them out. Make up your own. And most importantly, don’t keep this to yourself or do them alone. Share your experiences with your friends. :)

How To Be An Artist:

Stay loose.
Learn to watch snails.
Plant impossible gardens.
Invite someone dangerous to tea.
Make little signs that say yes! And post them all over your house.
Make friends with freedom & uncertainty.
Look forward to dreams.
Cry during movies.
Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight.
Cultivate moods.
Refuse to 'Be responsible'.
Do it for love.
Take lots of naps.
Give money away. Do it now. The money will follow.
Believe in magic.
Laugh a lot.
Celebrate every gorgeous moment.
Take moon baths.
Have wild imaginings, transformative dreams, and perfect calm.
Draw on the walls.
Read everyday.
Imagine yourself magic.
Giggle with children.
Listen to old people.
Open up.
Dive in.
Be free.
Bless yourself.
Drive away fear.
Play with everything.
Entertain your inner child.
You are innocent.
Build a fort with blankets.
Get wet.
Hug trees.
Write love letters.